Xfce 4.4.1 on Monday 09-apr [WAS Re: Xfce 4.4.1 ?]

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at xfce.org
Mon Apr 9 19:16:20 CEST 2007

Hi Jani,

Jani Monoses wrote:
>> API's should be preserved along major versions imho. (and in xfce's
>> case: minor .4 counts as major), as brian stated, xfdesktop does not
>> behave correctly without libxfce4util 4.4.1. It might compile with
>> 4.4.0, and even run with 4.4.0. But it does not do what it is supposed
>> to do how it should do it. Thus, for the correct behaviour of
>> xfdesktop 4.4.1, you need libxfce4util 4.4.1.
> 'correct behaviour' and 'what it is supposed to do' are very vague definitions
> of conformance. xfdesktop still has crashes with or without the new lib.
> It's just that some of them are being considered more serious and lead to artificial
> choice of dependencies.

I beg to disagree here. Yes, xfdesktop is not perfect (yet?), but still, 
one serious problem was identified and fixed with libxfce4util 4.4.1, so 
it makes perfectly sense to make xfdesktop depend on libxfce4util 4.4.1.

There is no "artificial choice of dependecy" here, just bug fixing.


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